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Citation: Prewitt, Mel. "Rural Education in the North American West"
Winnipeg, MB. 17 September 2010.
Bio: Mel Prewitt, University of Iowa
Abstract: As the line of agricultural settlement raced across North America,
new arrivals quickly erected one-room country schoolhouses. Soon, they were
recognized by progressive educators at the turn of the century as the “rural
school problem.” In this paper, Prewitt explores education reform during the
Progressive Era associated with school consolidation.